Research Analytics Summit 2024

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This session is a basic introduction to descriptive statistics for research administration professionals. No worries! Excel will be used throughout, nothing will be calculated by hand. Averages (means), medians, standard deviations, correlations and other basic statistical concepts will be explained using only research administration data as context. A sample research administration data set will be provided and Excel will be used to analyze the data. Some sample charts and best practices in creating these charts will also be shown. Again using Excel. This is the perfect session for anyone in research administration whose roles include analyzing data using descriptive statistics. Whether you are new to statistics or whether you can't remember a statistics class you might have taken at some point. Basic knowledge of Excel would be helpful for this session.


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